2000 Grand Prix Coverage

Posted in Event Coverage

By Wizards of the Coast

Grand Prix

Grand Prix Amsterdam
Pro-Tour Barcelona Qualifier
January 13 - 14, 2001
Tournament Details

The Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments
featuring cash prizes and multiple invitations to Pro Tour events.

Tournament Format & Schedule

  • The format for Grand Prix - Amsterdam will be DCITM Limited.
  • Friday, January 12: Grand Prix registration, 4:00 - 9:00 P.M. at the lobby of Europa-Restaurant, RAI Exhibition Centre, Europaplein, 1078 GZ Amsterdam
  • Saturday, January 13: Grand Prix registration, 8:00 - 9:00 A.M.
  • Saturday, January 13: Grand Prix tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. Top 64 players advance to Sunday.
  • Sunday, January 14: Top 64 begin at 9:00 A.M.

Tournament Location
Europa-Restaurant
RAI Exhibition Centre
Europaplein
1078 GZ Amsterdam
www.rai.nl

Entry Fee
Pre-payment: 35 Hfl (Visa/Eurocard/Mastercard)
Payment on site: 50 Hfl

Player accomodation

Tournament Preregistration & Player Contact

To register, call Wizards of the Coast Customer Service from November 27 for Legend Members, and December 1 for Mana Members, between 10 am and 12 pm local time.
Competitors may register via e-mail.

The Netherlands : +31-492-53.84.87
e-mail : magic@ps-games.nl

France : 01 43 96 35 65
e-mail : custserv-fr@wizards.com

UK : 0345 125599
e-mail : uk@wizards.com

Ireland : +44 1628 780 530

Italy : 02 38 09 33 56
e-mail : wotcit@tin.it

All other European countries : +32 70 233 277
e-mail : custserv@wizards.be

USA and all other countries worldwide : +206 624 0933

Tournament

  • Divisions
    The main tournament at Grand Prix - Amsterdam is open to Magic® players of all ages. In the event that a player who wins an invitation to a Pro Tour stop at a Grand Prix has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation shall be extended to the next-best finisher in that Grand Prix. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).
  • Tournament Format
    The format for Grand Prix - Amsterdam will be Limited. All DCI Limited-format rules and Magic Floor Rules announced on September 1, 2000, along with all subsequent updates, will be enforced.
  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix - Amsterdam will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds, number of rounds determined by number of participants), with the Top 64 players advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year.)
    Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:
    • Third-Round Byes
      Players with 24 or more professional points in the New York 2000 professional standing. DCI players with a Limited rating of 1975 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published approximately six weeks prior to the Grand Prix.
    • Second-Round Byes
      Players with 12 or more professional points in the New York 2000 professional standing. DCI players with Limited rating of 1875 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published approximately six weeks prior to the Grand Prix.
    • First-Round Byes
      Players with 6 or more professional points in the New York 2000 professional standing. DCI players with a Limited rating of 1775 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI ratings published approximately six weeks prior to the Grand Prix.
    • These Byes are based on the Limited ranking from 11/27/2000, byes range 2000 (established Market), and on the Pro tour points lists standing after pro Tour New York.

      The Limited european bye range for established market is
      Byes Ratings

      3 1975+
      2 1875
      1 1775
      3 24+
      2 12
      1 6

Prize Payout
Grand Prix-Amsterdam will feature the standard "main tournament" prize schedule as well as a special "1700 division" prize schedule.

Main Tournament Prize Schedule
Finish Prize
1 $2,400
2 $1,700
3 $1,200
4 $1,000
5-8 $800
9-16 $500
17-32 $250
1700 Division Prize Schedule
Finish Prize
1 $1500
2 $1000
3-4 $700
5-8 $400
9-16 $250

Side Events

  • Eight-person, on-demand tournaments
  • Artist signings

Magic Artist

  • To be confirmed

Local Information on Amsterdam
www.channels.nl
www.amsterdamhotspots.nl
www.amsterdamfordummies.nl
www.amsterdam.nl
www.goholland.com
www.amsterdampromotion.nl

Map of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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